In a world where Take That, Spice Girls and Back Street Boys have reformed, we think it's time that Girls Aloud did too. And, not least because we would love to see what their 2018 cover art would look like.
While many might remember them for their truly terrible fashion sense - quiffs, dodgy highlights and matching pastel coloured camo pants - their artwork has had more staying power than their melodies. Sure, Love Machine might have been catchy, but what's with the striped tans and weird pouting? What about Can't Speak French, when they dressed up as America's Next Top Model's take on Marie Antoinette? This trip down memory lane is worth remembering.
Debrief Throwback To Girls Aloud Album Covers
I am living for Nicola Robert's side-pony.
More attitude than a teenage girl experiencing her first dose of PMS.
Circa See The Day, Lily Allen had convinced everyone that vintage prom dresses were cool. How? Who knows. Add in that Amy Winehouse had made the case for peep-toe heels and you can see how this artwork came to life.
Am I looking at the most awkward artistic rendition of Stepford Wives, or is that just me? And can someone please explain why they are using knee-high heeled boots as stockings?
I can practically hear the art director shouting: 'play with your sunglasses more'.
I call this 'Attack of the Gok Wan styling school'. Those cinched belts and lingerie-inspired outfits may have been aiming for Dolce & Gabbana, but they landed closer to Lipsy.
In moments like this, I always feel sorry for Nicole as this is proof that until very recently make-up artists had no clue what do with red heads.
Between the powdered make-up, stiff corseting and dodgy Moulin Rouge theme I've come up with a conspiracy theory: this isn't a group shot, it's a work of photoshop mayhem
This article originally appeared on The Debrief.